Search for:
Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator
Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 6 hours ago

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Nowadays, many businesses have websites built on the WordPress content management system (CMS). This CMS is not only user-friendly but also comes with a wide range of free plugins and themes

By Charles Mburugu 7 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

Alphaspirit © –
Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part II]
Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part II]

Off the back of a previous article on the types of ransomware you may not have been aware of, in this article, we'll look at a few preventative measures to make sure you're protected or able to mitigate the effects of ransomware

By Doros Hadjizenonos 11 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa
Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

(c) s4svisuals -
Turning the whole world into an interactive billboard with AR

Augmented reality campaigns are taking off internationally with progressive brands using the technology to turn every available surface into a virtual billboard

By Johan Walters 4 May 2017

Gamification makes work more human
Gamification makes work more human

Millennials catch a lot of flak for expecting the world to be their proverbial oyster. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace. But what if the problem isn't millennials?

By Wynand Smit 4 May 2017

Ilse Louw
Are SMMEs reluctant to adopt tech, or simply out of their depth?

A recent article on Bizcommunity.com, “Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential” (11 April 2017) caught my eye. Especially a line in the opening paragraph “ we need to invest in the future of small businesses"

By Ilse Louw 4 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Custom software development and its future

Custom software development is an inseparable part of modern IT industry, and it isn't likely to change anytime soon. Nevertheless, the industry landscape is changing, so let's see what is likely to happen in the near future

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five reasons why businesses should engage with video conferencing

With the Internet of Things becoming easily accessible to the average technology user, businesses are seeking encouragement to use a wide variety of digital tools to communicate and operate

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

Image via
How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen
The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost.

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

Oleksandr Marynchenko © –
Digital video archiving - keeping up with today's broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms

By Paul Divall 20 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Climate control for the smart home
Climate control for the smart home

It is important that people be comfortable at home - and climate control forms an integral part of the perceived comfort of a person's surroundings.

By Neil Cameron 12 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part I]
Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part I]

While most ransomware families prevent their victims from accessing their documents by encrypting them and offering a decryption key in return for a ransom payment, others use different ways

By Doros Hadjizenonos 6 Apr 2017

Werner Vogels
How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

When a robot stands as an independent political candidate and wins
When a robot stands as an independent political candidate and wins

AI is now fully on the radar. Flux Trends observes that it is the language of the machines and it's a language we now have to learn

By Raleen Bagg 31 Mar 2017

Important skills every website owner should have
Important skills every website owner should have

It can be expensive and sometimes frustrating having to hire someone else to do certain website-related tasks for you and many website owners become too dependent on other people

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Mar 2017

Francesca Berta
#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industry

We recently chatted to Francesca Berta, CMO of tech startup, CarZar, which aims to streamline the often onerous task of buying or selling a second-hand car

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Mar 2017

Hackers threaten to reset iCloud accounts, wipe devices
Hackers threaten to reset iCloud accounts, wipe devices

NEWSWATCH: It seems Apple is under a hacking attack Not only by the CIA but, most recently, by a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family which is threatening to reset iCloud accounts and remotely wipe iPhones

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Mar 2017

Next >